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WEARSIDERS have the opportunity to have an input into how police services are delivered.

Northumbria Police and Crime Panel is looking for two people to serve as independent members.

In November, a Police and Crime Commissioner will be elected by the public, whose role will be to hold the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of an efficient and effective police service in Northumbria.

Northumbria Police and Crime Panel is part of the new arrangements for governance and accountability of policing in the region.

The panel will scrutinise the performance of the commissioner and promote openness in the delivery of police services throughout Northumbria.

The appointment will be for three-and-a-half years.

Travel costs and expenses will be reimbursed.

Applications are invited from people with appropriate skills, knowledge and experience, such as representing the interests of groups and organisations or an understanding of community safety, policing and criminal justice issues.

A copy of the application pack with further information is available by contacting Dean Lowery at Gateshead Council, at deanlowery@gateshead.gov.uk or by calling 433 2098.

The closing date is August 28.

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing September 24.